EFL Cup - First Round
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Morecambe 0-1 Bradford City

Aaron Mclean scored a late winner as 2013 runners-up Bradford beat Morecambe in the first round of the League Cup.

Mclean netted from close range after a scramble and the goal was given despite protests from the home side that the Bantams striker had used his hand.

Earlier, Bradford's James Hanson was twice denied by Morecambe defenders.

The Shrimps came back into it and came close to a winner through Kevin Ellison's header, before Mclean sent the visitors into round two.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was hard for us to see from the dugout. It did look like handball but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

"You've got to take it on the chin and accept that you can't affect officials and they're not always going to get it right.

"If they haven't seen it, they can't give it. We take it on the chin and move on."

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 3DevittSubstituted forKenyonat 85'minutes
  • 13Goodall
  • 22Parrish
  • 5Hughes
  • 19Wilson
  • 17FlemingBooked at 88mins
  • 7Redshaw
  • 11EllisonBooked at 24minsSubstituted forMullinat 61'minutes
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forAmondat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 9Sampson
  • 12Mullin
  • 16Drummond
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
  • 27Amond

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 17Kennedy
  • 6Sheehan
  • 23McArdleBooked at 85mins
  • 20MoraisSubstituted forKnottat 69'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 9Hanson
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forShariffat 78'minutes
  • 14YeatesSubstituted forMcLeanat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 7McLean
  • 11Knott
  • 16Shariff
  • 19McBurnie
  • 22Urwin
  • 31Pollard
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
2,395

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 0, Bradford City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Bradford City 1.

  3. Post update

    Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  6. Post update

    Mo Shariff (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Andrew Fleming.

  9. Booking

    Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  11. Post update

    Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Jamie Devitt.

  16. Booking

    Rory McArdle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

  19. Post update

    Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).